Thousands of hectares of rice and farm produce in central Quang Tri province will be recovered thanks to heavy rains on the morning of June 22.

Director of the provincial Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting Centre Phung Hong Long said the average rainfall in the locality has been around 20-40 millimetres so far today.

However, the weather forecasts do not predict any other rainfall for the next 10 days.

Months of scorching heat waves have dried up lakes, reservoirs and irrigation facilities across Quang Tri, seriously affecting local livelihoods and killing over 10,000 hectares of rice and food crops.

Lingering heat waves have also led to the death of more than 500 hectares of pine forests previously damaged by caterpillars.-VNA